Inspired by the song, Cop Car by Keith Urban Bound, a novel Courtland spent his childhood watching his mother turn tricks and bow to her abusive pimp It taught him a lot about relationships and how never to get involved in one When he meets sweet Adelaide, his life is forever changed Her gentle personality has his thinking maybe his vow to never commit is misplaced Until she disappears out of his life Adelaide knew the only way to escape the darkness she s lived her life in, is to go back to the one place that s haunted her dreams Home Reuniting with Courtland is the last thing on her mind until she becomes helpless to his every kiss Hopeless to his ever touch And no matter how far she tries to run, her heart is irrevocably bound to him A story of tragic pasts colliding, finding a friendship that turns into searing passion, and a love strong enough to last forever for mature readers due to sexual content, graphic language, and some violence Not for Young Adult readers


10 thoughts on “Bound

  1. Autumn Autumn says:

    I received this book to give an honest review.After reading the blurb I just knew I had to read this book, and I am so glad that I was able to receive a copy.Now this is a bit dark, romantic, and very sexual.The story flowed really good, and I enjoyed how we got to go back and forth between Adelaide and Courtland With going back and forth we also go to read from both characters when sharing an experience if that makes sense Such as there is a part that we read from Adelaide s point of view and I received this book to give an honest review.After reading the blurb I just knew I had to read this book, and I am so glad that I was able to receive a copy.Now this is a bit dark, romantic, and very sexual.The story flowed really good, and I enjoyed how we got to go back and forth between Adelaide and Courtland With going back and forth we also go to read from both characters when sharing an experience if that makes sense Such as there is a part that we read from Adelaide s point of view and then in the next chapter it replays the scene in a way but from Courtland s point of view Which was done perfectly I did not get lost at all There was so much love that Courtland has for Adelaide and you can just feel it coming off the pages Oh and the outdoor scene that Courtland does swoon The elevator scene OMG I was literally dying with laughter and my husband looks over at me and I had to tell him what happened I do enjoy how Adelaide turned out with everything she has gone through and in a way still dealing with it all You can feel what she has gone through and surprisingly she puts out that she is this strong independent woman that I think is just awesome And I love how Courtland attempts to break down the walls that are surrounding her.Favorite Quote Bad boy who was good in bed, but not good enough to wed Now Gram, a minor character Love her She is determine to have Adelaide find love and you can tell she is a hoot of a grandmother The characters in the book are well written, they keep you laughing I have to say I think Courtland is my new book boyfriend


  2. Amy N Amy N says:

    I received this book for my honest review This book makes you feel everything from love to the worst betrayal ever Be prepared for the heart break that comes a long with this story This book makes you feel every bit of everything she Adelaide has felt thru out her life as a child growing up and why she made the choices she did to leave when she did She had her 2 best friends that were there for her until one day things changed.Courtland oh my he is wow hot all around He is every girls I received this book for my honest review This book makes you feel everything from love to the worst betrayal ever Be prepared for the heart break that comes a long with this story This book makes you feel every bit of everything she Adelaide has felt thru out her life as a child growing up and why she made the choices she did to leave when she did She had her 2 best friends that were there for her until one day things changed.Courtland oh my he is wow hot all around He is every girls dream come true He is in Adelaide s life and he protects her as well as he can He is made to go away for reasons but doesn t want her to know.This book is amazing and it s well written I like how it tells the story from one point of view to the other That s amazing how the author does that This book makes you swoon a lot Courtland is amazing beyond words Adelaide has had a rough life and I love how she takes control towards the end The family gram and everyone else is amazing in this book Well except one part of the family This story is highly recommended to everyone I just want to say to the author amazing job I loved it well written and thank you


  3. Sherry Haynes Sherry Haynes says:

    This book has so much to offer a reader Love, trust, betrayal, lust, family, innocence, sexual chemistry and so muchThe character development is amazing I honestly felt like the book was like looking into a real family and not just a fictional picturesque family Real family Real problems Reality I smiled, cried, and even laughed a few times at Grams Be prepared for real life events from abuse, steamy sex scenes, unconditional love, hatred and heartfelt emotion.


  4. Jolene Jolene says:

    I was given the honor of reading and reviewing for this awesome author This was awesome and heart warming Really enjoyed the close friendship between JR, Courtland, and Adelaide It goes to show the good and bed in people who you think you know better about.


  5. Mishy Dee Mishy Dee says:

    I was truly captivated by this book I think the author did an excellent job of making me feel a connection to the characters I felt the broad range of emotions portrayed in the book I loved it I will recommend this book to my friends.


  6. Lorena Garcia -- Brittany& Lorena Garcia -- Brittany& says:

    I received a complimentary copy by the author for an honest review.Loved, loved Courtland He is such a sexy cowboy and I m not much into cowboys, but this one had everything Personality, sex appeal, tattoos, piercings yummy Courtland came from the wrong side of town His mother was a whore and he didn t know who his father was But he would always get beat up by his mother s pimp when his mother didn t bring enough money from whoring around.But Courtland ran when he found the opportunity to I received a complimentary copy by the author for an honest review.Loved, loved Courtland He is such a sexy cowboy and I m not much into cowboys, but this one had everything Personality, sex appeal, tattoos, piercings yummy Courtland came from the wrong side of town His mother was a whore and he didn t know who his father was But he would always get beat up by his mother s pimp when his mother didn t bring enough money from whoring around.But Courtland ran when he found the opportunity to do so He ended up working in a garage fixing cars and he became really close with JR JR was Addy s cousin Addy was a girl with problems that she kept bottled up She didn t want to tell anyone what was happening to her because she didn t think anyone would believe her Her father, or so she believed he was her father, the pastor was a very evil man and he would do things to Addy that you just couldn t and wouldn t imagine he could do, especially since he was a pastor.Addy met Courtland through JR and she would hang out with them to get away from her house and her parents JR and Courtland were her escape She became really close to them and sometimes she wanted to break down and confide in them, but she just couldn t So one day she became a dare devil and called Courtland and had him pick her up from the convenience store and they went up to a place that had a no trespassing sign They ended up getting caught and hauled to jail Because Courtland was classified as a bad boy he was given the choice of either doing time in jail or joining the marines, he chose the marines Addy became depressed and couldn t believe he abandoned her So she did what she had to doshe ran She left Texas and moved to Georgia with her grandmother and she became a romance author Addy goes back after 10 years and runs into Courtland Courtland vowed that he wouldn t let her go again so he wines and dines her while she s in town He is working really hard to try and get her to stay with him Addy never knew that she loved Courtland She always saw him as just her best friend, but when she comes back to town, she realizes that she feelsthan just friendship with Courtland.They end up having a short lived romance while she s in town but she runs after she confronts her mother and father Courtland pleads with her to stay, but she doesn t want to ever return to this town again Can Courtland leave his home and make a life with Addy in Georgia or is he willing to just let her go and move on This was a great story, I was really into it and couldn t put it down Loved how it turned out and I definitely loved Courtland, he was just HOT Stephanie did a great job with this story I totally recommend this book


  7. Heidi R. Heidi R. says:

    4.5 stars I was thrilled to get an ARC and really enjoyed Bound by Stephanie Nicole Garza The characters were easy to connect with and I could really feel the anguish each one was going through There is a REALLY amazing scene toward the end Goodreads Synopsis Courtland spent his childhood watching his mother turn tricks and bow to her abusive pimp It taught him a lot about relationships and how never to get involved in one When he meets sweet Adelaide, his life is forever changed Her ge 4.5 stars I was thrilled to get an ARC and really enjoyed Bound by Stephanie Nicole Garza The characters were easy to connect with and I could really feel the anguish each one was going through There is a REALLY amazing scene toward the end Goodreads Synopsis Courtland spent his childhood watching his mother turn tricks and bow to her abusive pimp It taught him a lot about relationships and how never to get involved in one When he meets sweet Adelaide, his life is forever changed Her gentle personality has his thinking maybe his vow to never commit is misplaced Until she disappears out of his life.Adelaide knew the only way to escape the darkness she s lived her life in, is to go back to the one place that s haunted her dreams Home Reuniting with Courtland is the last thing on her mind until she becomes helpless to his every kiss Hopeless to his ever touch And no matter how far she tries to run, her heart is irrevocably bound to him For mature readers due to explicit sexual content, graphic language, some violence and some scenes may be particularly disturbing


  8. Laura White Laura White says:

    My review of Bound starts by loving the way Stephanie tells the story from both the main characters perspectives Her version then his gives you great insight to both characters The storyline is brutal and at times dark and depressing but shines through with trust, love and adoration.A certain scene very near the end of the book was my highlight..such passion and anger and relief.The ending I wanted to be a tad longer but only because I wanted to knowabout what happenedyou ll see when My review of Bound starts by loving the way Stephanie tells the story from both the main characters perspectives Her version then his gives you great insight to both characters The storyline is brutal and at times dark and depressing but shines through with trust, love and adoration.A certain scene very near the end of the book was my highlight..such passion and anger and relief.The ending I wanted to be a tad longer but only because I wanted to knowabout what happenedyou ll see when you read Great read 4 stars


  9. Shannon Shannon says:

    I had a hard time getting into the story, and connecting with the characters at first, but by the end I was routing for them


  10. GingerOrange GingerOrange says:

    Romance 4.5Steaminess 5Action suspense 0Overall 4I have to say I think I fell just a little bit in love with this book.For starters, I really loved the heroine, Addy She was funny, quick, smart and fiercely independent Courtland was ridiculously perfect too He was alpha male, hot and sweet at the same time The chemistry between the 2 was terrific and the dialogue was really engaging The romance was very sweet and I loved it Besides that, this book was steamy which was a nice surprise One Romance 4.5Steaminess 5Action suspense 0Overall 4I have to say I think I fell just a little bit in love with this book.For starters, I really loved the heroine, Addy She was funny, quick, smart and fiercely independent Courtland was ridiculously perfect too He was alpha male, hot and sweet at the same time The chemistry between the 2 was terrific and the dialogue was really engaging The romance was very sweet and I loved it Besides that, this book was steamy which was a nice surprise One negative I do have for this book is that I felt like the storyline surrounding Addy s family was under developed I wanted the author to dig a little deeper into it and maybe add a littleangst into the novel Also, the ending was again under developed in my opinion Felt a little rushed and a lot forced I love HEAs but only if they feel authentic and this did not.In conclusion, loved the romance aspect of the novel but certain plot lines needed to be refined just a littleSo overall, it was an entertaining read